Finding remedial solutions for your dyslexic students can be a tricky matter. These struggling learners often require creative solutions, multisensory instruction, and activities that are both fun and engaging.
Are letter reversals a sign of dyslexia?
Although most young learners reverse letters, numbers, and words to some degree, when this appears to be a pervasive problem, reversals are a common sign that a student may struggle with dyslexia.
What are reading reversals?
Reading reversals happen when students have difficulties perceiving and recalling the directionality of letters, numbers as well as the sequence of letters. They may reverse:
- letters such as b and d
- numbers such as 6 and 9
- words such as was and saw
- left and right directionality
- cardinal directions
Can your dyslexia go away?
Although dyslexia does not magically go away, students can learn to work around their difficulties and develop compensatory strategies. One of the best ways to address reversals is to do fun and repetitive exercises that train the brain to discriminate directionality. If you would like to get a freebie sampling of my publication Reversing Reversals 2, CLICK HERE.